Saturday 21 November Sheffield City Hall 2pm – 5pm
It is important that trade unionists from across our city come and join this event to show their solidarity with our steel workers and their families. Please bring your union banners
Families will be welcome at the event, which is aimed to celebrate our steel and metal industry and send a strong message to the government to ‘Save Our Steel’. There will be speakers, music and face painting for the children. Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, City Hall, Sheffield S1 2JAFacebook https://www.facebook.com/events/191297224537434/
Sheffield Trade Union Council says: “We stand behind our steel workers and their families whose jobs are threatened by the current crisis affecting our steel industry. We say our steel industry is too important to be left in the hands of private sector capitalists. They are clearly not in it for the long term: they have failed to maintain investment and now there’s a sharp downturn in the market they are ready to ditch and run. We say the future of long term strategic industry like steel cannot be decided in this way. It should be returned to national ownership or at the very very least have an major injection of public capital to secure its future”
Message from Karen Reay, UNITE Regional Secretary:
“You’ll have recently seen the news about the crisis in the UK steel industry. In our region, thousands of our members are affected. Demonstrations have been taking place across the region and a lobby of Parliament was held last week.
On Saturday 21 November 2015 a rally is being held at Sheffield City Hall and it would be great to have a strong presence from all our members to show support to the steel workers. The rally is from 2.00pm until 5.00pm.
Families are welcome to come along to the event, which is going to celebrate the steel and metal industry and send a strong message to the Government to ‘Save our Steel’. There will be speakers, music and face painting for the children.”